Stats: age 42, Pottersville, N.J.
Our Questionnaire: b. g., 16.2 hands, 15 years, New Zealand-bred Thoroughbred (Westmins-ter—Strike A Pose, Straight Strike), owned by Kathleen McDernott.
This pair was ninth at the 2009 Poplar Place CCI** (Ga.) and 10th at the 2010 Jersey Fresh CCI*** (N.J.). This spring, they were 17th at the Red Hills CIC*** (Fla.) and ninth in a division of advanced at Poplar Place.
Jimmy’s Prediction: This pair should go well across country, finishing with a few time faults, but their technical skills are not yet confirmed at four-star level. The skill curve at this level is so high these days that riders need several trips around a major cross-country before they can break through.